printmatters

Print Matters Exhibitors

Against the Current

Hal Johnson
1658 Grand Ave
St. Paul MN 55105
(612) 245-0292
hal@booksagainstthecurrent.com

An open shop with frequent arrivals of used and rare books for reading and collecting.

Ally Press

Paul Feroe
524 Orleans St.
St. Paul, MN 55107
(651) 291-2652

I’ve worked as a printer, publisher, and bookseller for 45 years and now specialize in selling quality used books online via ABE Books. New at my table this year is a collection of rare and unique items recently withdrawn from the Wilson Library at the University of Minnesota.

Beasley Books

Paul & Beth Garon
1533 W Oakdale Ave, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60657-4010
(773) 472-4528
(773) 472 -858 (fax)

Modern First Editions, Surrealism, Jazz & Blues, African American Studies, Radical Literature, Psychoanalysis. Catalogs issued, hours by appointment.

The Book House in Dinkytown

Matt Hawbaker
1316 4th St SE, Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-1430
bookhouseonline@gmail.com

Bookleggers Fine Books

Lawrence Van De Carr
PO Box 955
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 692-3288
books@bookleggers.com

Books of the Ages

Gary Overmann
4764 Silverwood Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 532-6933
botagary@gmail.com

Bookworks

Peter Dast
11236 South County Road K
Beloit, WI 53511
(608) 255-4848
bookwords@tds.net

Buckingham Books

8058 Stone Bridge Road
Greencastle, PA 17225
(717) 597-5657
sales@buckinghambooks.com

Buckingham Books specializes in new, used, and rare books dealing with Mystery and Western Americana. Our Western Americana Section offers books about the development of the American West, to include Exploration, Fur Trade, Cowboys, Cattle, the Range, Outlaws & Lawmen, Military, Indians, etc. Books in the mystery field include not only Mystery, but also Detective, Espionage, and Adventure Fiction. All books in our inventory are First Editions unless clearly stated otherwise.

Cambridge Books

Bob Boese
538 Elm Street S
Cambridge, MN 55008
(612) 390-4959
cabooks@sherbtel.net

Specializing in the history of Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin. Thousands of city, country, and church histories on hand for these states. I sell online (ABE and Amazon) and to select collectors.

John Campbell, Bookseller

472 W. Broadway
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 452-0179

I am a generalist, although the categories of scarce and unusual items I generally bring are: all genres of literature, Americana, regional, children’s, nature, photography, various non-fiction, and other interesting things I may stumble upon. (Pictured: Between C and D: Post-Modern Lower East Side Fiction is the 1980’s legendary fiction magazine from New York’s Alphabet City.)

Cave Paper

Amanda Degener
P. O. Box 18568
Minneapolis, MN 55418
cavepaperorders@gmail.com
612-998-8075

Chequamegon Book and Coffee Company

David Christenson, Bookseller

David Christenson
books.movies@comcast.net

A longtime Minneapolis-based bookscout with general stock, science fiction-fantasy and horror, and paper miscellany.

Classic Arms Books

Ken & Mary Czech
2665 32nd Street SD
Saint Cloud, MN 556304
classbk@cloudnet.com
(320) 255-1870

Specializing in rare & out-of-print hunting, fishing, & exploration books.

James C. Dast, Bookseller

James C. Dast

Offers a varied selection of nonfiction books including Natural History, Americana, Naval History, Music & Printing Books Arts, etc.

DreamHaven Books & Comics

Greg Ketter
2301 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 823-6161
greg@dreamhavenbooks.com

Evening Star Books

8413 Excelsior Dr., Suite 130-B
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 831-0406
info@eveningstarbooks.net

Fireproof Books

Mark S. Larson
13958 Oakland Place
Minnetonka, MN 55305
612-817-8993
fireproof@black-hole.com

First Editions in literature, mysteries, essays, poetry, drama, and humor.

First Folio

Dennis Melhouse & Dennis Hatman
1206 Brentwood St
Paris, TN 38242
(731) 644-9940
Firstfolio@charter.net

Specialties include Fine Bindings, Illustrated & Rare Books.

Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare

1206 Pacific St., Apt. 4A
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(917) 749-9431
info@arthurfournier.com

Born and raised in Minnesota, Arthur is a bookseller based in Brooklyn, NY. He deals in rare books, serials, manuscripts, and archives in all fields and genres. His areas of specialty include artists’ books, the underground press, music, graphic design, film, fashion, fanzines, and ephemera from social justice movements and countercultures of the 20th century.

Mark Gustafson’s Books

Minneapolis
markgust@gmail.com

Most of my books I have loved or used in my own research–including poetry, little magazines, literary fiction, and works on Greco-Roman Antiquity. One special item: A fine, signed copy of the great poet Yusef Komunyakaa’s very scarce first book, Dedications and Other Dark Horses, a chapbook limited to 125 copies, published by Rocky Mountain Creative Arts Journal in Laramie, WY, in 1977.

Jeff Hirsch Books

Jeff & Susan Hirsch (owners)
39850 N Dilleys Rd
Wadsworth, IL 60083
mail@jhbooks.com

We are members of ABAA, ILAB, and Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association. We specialize in First Editions of 20th century photography, art, design, literature, drama, poetry, signed books, and literary broadsides.

J. A. Johnson Books

PO Box 323
Lakeland, MN 55943
(715) 381-1738
On the Web at Biblio.com

Selling used and out-of-print books to libraries and individuals since 1976.

James & Mary Laurie Booksellers

Jim & Mary Laurie
250 3rd Ave. North, Suite 115,
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 338-1114
Orders@Lauriebooks.com

Leipolds of Excelsior

Darel and LaVerna Leipold
239 Water St.
Excelsior MN 55331
(952) 474-5880
leipold@leipolds.org

We have owned and operated a gift/lamps/antiques/bookstore in downtown Excelsior for 46 years. Due to our backgrounds in education, history, and nature study, we have specialized in new and out-of-print books on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota (both pictoral and history-centered), old illustrated children’s books, and also series books. We stock poetry, cookbooks, gardening books, bird books, and popular authors of the past. We have a variety of old postcards and magazines plus books by local authors, past and present.

Lens Prose gallery & Studio

John A. Olson
1500 Jackson NE,
Studio 435
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 718-5577
jaophoto.olson@gmail.com

Specializing in photographic images that recreates in style, vintage western American country settings, cowboys, and rodeo events. Books include, “Vintage America: The Rodeo,” and a book about bull riding simply called “Bull.” The books show images created to depict a vintage character for the rodeo venue, and explains the rodeo scene as it was yesterday and today.

Magers & Quinn Booksellers

3038 Hennepin Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 822-4611
magersandquinn.com

Our used book collection covers all subjects and includes many unusual and rare editions. One item we’re bringing is a “fascinating study of the fleshy fungi”: two volumes in red cloth with gilt titles to front and spines. Vol. 1 contains a lengthy classification of fungi; vol. 2 is a book-shaped box lined in plush purple velvet, containing a small portfolio of 33 Viewmaster reels and a working Viewmaster. An amazing, delightful set for any mushroom hunter.

Mcbooks

Michael McBrayer
400 Selby Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102
fmmcb@comcast.net

In the hopes of moving abroad, I’ve begun culling my personal library which I have acquired as a longtime avid book collector. Subjects include literature, poetry, erotica, regional interest, art, science fiction, limited editions, vintage paperbacks, miscellaneous, as well as literary-related media and prints. Many items are autographed. This is the first time I have offered these titles for sale. Na zdraví!

Midway Used and Rare Books

1579 University Ave
The corner of University
and Snelling Ave. in St. Paul.
(651) 644-7605

Est. 1965, one of the oldest bookstores in MN. Emphasis: art, photog, children’s occult, lit, sf, hunting/fishing. A highlight is a signed 1st edition of William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch.

Minneapolis Athanaeum

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
4th Floor Special Collections
Minneapolis, MN 55401

The Minneapolis Athenaeum was founded in 1859 when a group of astute citizens concerned about geographic isolation decided that Minneapolis citizens deserved access to the same fine literature and cultural wisdom afforded communities of the more established eastern areas of America. From its inception the Athenaeum has served as an independent library offering a superb Special Collections department as well as a general reading collection of over 100,000 books all cared for and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Fine printing, hand colored plates, exquisite engravings and etchings and historical documents thrive in this collection.

PashCo Posters

Paul Pash
(612) 803-9254
posterpash@gmail.com

PashCo Posters specializes in rare and vintage psychedelic rock posters, memorabilia, and music industry collectibles. From the Beatles to Zappa you’ll find your rock memorabilia here. We always add new and unique items and are the resellers of record for many famous artists of the Woodstock era, offering rare and vintage rock art. We also sell vintage ephemera and vintage fine art. We will have over 300 items including posters, prints, giclée’s, original art, signed artist’s proofs, records and ephemera, including a rare ESSO gas station tiger poster, a rare Hendrix Darien House poster, and a signed Original Woodstock Poster from 1969.

Christian A. Peterson Books

4241 Elliot Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 824-2827
petersonachristian@gmail.com

Christian A. Peterson specializes in out-of-print photography books, primarily 20th-century titles, from Ansel Adams to Garry Winogrand. He has a strong concentration of items on pictorial photography, the first movement of artistic camera work, dating from about the 1890s to 1950s. Other areas of particular interest are art, design, music, and the American Arts & Crafts Movement.

Rain Taxi Review of Books / Twin Cities Book Festival

P.O. Box 3840
Minneapolis, MN 55403
bookfest@raintaxi.com
www.raintaxi.com

In addition to our quarterly book review we publish limited edition chapbooks and letterpress broadsides, some signed by the authors. As fans of printed books, Rain Taxi culls the best from the Used Book Sale at the Twin Cities Book Festival to sell here, including many signed first editions and rare finds.

The Record Book

Bruce Martinson
1504 Judicial Road
Northfield, MN 55057
bmartpiano@charter.net

Ross & Haines Old Books Co.

903 3rd St.
Hudson, WI. 54016
(715) 381-1955
rossandhaines@comcast.net

Specializing in history, open by appointment only.

Rulon-Miller Books

Rob Rulon-Miller, owner
St. Paul, MN 55102
By Appointment
(651) 290-0700
rulon@rulon.com

Rare & fine books in many fields.

Gaylord Schanilec

255 E Kellogg Blvd. #504
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Shaw’s Books

Henry Zuchowski
14932 Kercheval
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
(313) 842-4932
shawsbooks@comcast.net

Specialties: Collectible Books & Ephemera, especially Fine Bindings, Americana, Literature, Poetry, Illustrated, Sports, Automotive, Military, Travel, Maps, Performing Arts, Nautical, Antiques & Collectibles, Art, Photography, Michigan, Great Lakes. Some special items: 1.) James Joyce, Pomes Peyeach, no. 30 of a Limited Edition of 100 copies, 1931. 2.) “Calamo Currente” (James McHardy), Half Hours With An Old Golfer, 1895. 3.) The New Book of Nonsense, 1864. 4.) Nathaniel Hawthorne, Twice-Told Tales, 1837. 5.) 9 books with fore-edge paintings. 6.) 10 Lumiere Private Press books. 7.) Some very nice older books on Western Americana and on the Civil War.

Sister Black Press

Monica Edwards Larson

supersessionpress

2600 Xenwood
St Louis Park, MN 55416
(952) 922-8923
supersessionpress@gmail.com

Richard Stephens of supersessionpress designs, prints, and binds small-editioned artists’ books. Collaborating with supersessionpress, artist Michael Kimball creates unique one-of-a-kind painted artists’ books.

Terrace Horticultural Books

Kent Petterson
503 St. Clair Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
terrace@winternet.com

We are one of the largest stocking sellers of books, ephemera, and periodicals about gardening and natural history in the country. We will have signed first edition copies of this important award winning book [Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide by Heather Holm] available as well as her earlier book Pollinators of Native Plants.

Varangian Trade and Plunder

John Kronholm – Vinland Factor
varangian.trade.plunder@comcast.net

I sing the books eclectic: Scandinavia, Japan, Minnesota, Travel-Exploration-Outdoors, Nature, Science, SF, History. The Mandonian was published by employees of the Minnesota and Ontario Paper Company. I have from the initial issue of Nov. 12 1941 through the 1951 issues.

Virg Viner, Books

virgvignerbooks@aol.com
(612) 817-7055

Specializes in religion, film, history, dogs.

West Side Book Shop

Jay Platt
113 W. Liberty Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 995-1891
jplatt@provide.net

Analog Alley

Records are the books of the music world! In addition to Rain Taxi’s Used Record Sale (featuring 1000 classical LPs, most priced at a dollar, as well as select special LPs from other genres), Print Matters welcomes these quality record dealers from the area:

Steve Flink

Featuring multiple genres, with a heavy emphasis on jazz for collectors.

Tom Novak

Featuring thousands of 45s — classic rock, soul, country, doo-wop, and local — from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.

Eric Walker

Featuring a broad selection of affordable jazz titles from all eras, as well as blues, reggae, world music, and spoken-word.

Other dealers throughout the fair may also have records at their tables — make sure to browse!

Progress Center Directions

PRINT MATTERS
June 29 and June 30, 2018
Progress Center
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 North Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota

CLICK HERE for more information.

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WITHIN THE FAIRGROUNDS: Enter through the main gates at 1265 Snelling Avenue, and take the first right onto Cosgrove Street. Cosgrove dead ends at Randall Ave: the building to the right is the Fine Arts Center and the one directly in front of you is the Progress Center. There is a public lot to the left of the Progress Center (19 on the map) and more parking on the surrounding fairground streets. Bike racks will be located in front of the Progress Center to the right.

 

PRINT MATTERS

Progress Center
Minnesota State Fairgrounds

1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

Friday, June 29, 3 - 8 pm
$10 ENTRY gives first look and special activities:
see below!

Saturday, June 30, 10 am - 4 pm
FREE ADMISSION plus more fun for the whole family:
see below!

Scores of dealers offering a variety of items both common
and rare, with books for every pocketbook!

Collectible Books ★ First Editions
Illustrated Books ★ Children’s Books
Pulp Fiction ★ Underground Publications
Maps and Prints ★ Local History
Travel and Exploration ★ Scholarly Titles
Letterpress Works ★ Vintage and Art Books
Posters and Photographs ★ Americana
Ephemera ★ Comics and Graphic Novels
PLUS: Vinyl Records in our new Analog Alley

Click Here to see a list of our exhibitors!


Friday Activities at Print Matters

Scavenger Hunt, 3-8 pm

Grab our list of treasures, try to spot them among the dealer’s booths, and win prizes—over $800 worth of books, gift cards, and more!

Free Letterpress Coasters, 3-6 pm

Printed on the spot by Monica Larson of Sister Black Press—because if you’re going to drink and read books, you need a coaster. One per person, please.

Poetry Tarot, 4-7 pm

Local poet-seers will lay out cards and write a poem for you based on the results. You’ll emerge from this reverie with a personalized poetry fortune to guide you.

Live Music, 5-8 pm

Paper Art Installation, all day (and Saturday too)

Inhabit the beauty of paper as living sculpture, created by Minnesota Book Award-winning book artist Amanda Degener. Viewing her practice of hand paper making as a collaboration with nature, Degener writes, "Reflection, nearness, care and love are found in slowness. Slowness is where we are renewed, where we sense ourselves in the world and find the boundaries of our own existence.”


Saturday Activities at Print Matters

Giant Word Cross, 10 am - 3 pm

Make a play on our word grid using tiles they’ll be able to see from across the fairgrounds. Regular sized rules apply!

DJ Tom Novak

Tom will be spinning 45s, ranging from top hits to dusty gems . . . a blast from the past to celebrate the age of analog!

Free Film Tickets!

IFC Films presents their new documentary Eating Animals, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer. Stop by to grab a pair of tickets to an advance screening (while supplies last) and enter for a chance to win a copy of the book!


* Formerly known as the Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair, and still sponsored by the Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association!

Print Matters Sponsors and Supporters


Thanks to the Midwest Antiqurian Booksellers Association for sponsoring Print Matters! MWABA, a professional organization of booksellers from the Midwest who deal in antiquarian, collectible, and used books, strives to promote the appreciation of books, maps, and ephemera among the general public. Visit www.mwaba.com.


Thanks to the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America for their assistance in promoting Print Matters! Founded in 1949, the ABAA exists to promote interest in rare and antiquarian books and book collecting. Visit www.abaa.org.


Thanks to Bookmobile Craft Digital for printing this program! Bookmobile brings craftsmanship to short-run book printing of all kinds. Find them at www.bookmobile.com.


Rain Taxi champions aesthetically adventurous literature through publications, events, and services to the literary community. As one of our core values is celebrate and promote the power of print, we are honored to join with kindred spirits in organizing this installment of Print Matters. Visit us at www.raintaxi.org.


Interested Vendors

Please contact us at bookfest [at] raintaxi [dot] com for rates and information.

Interested Volunteers

Please contact us at bookfest [at] raintaxi [dot] com for more information.